Tom Hanks - Memorable Quotes

I've watched many movies with talented Tom Hanks, so I decided that I just have to make a list of his memorable quotes. I'm sure that everyone saw at least one of his movies, because many of them have changed the cinema.

About his last movie "Larry Crowne".

  • "At the end of the day, it's gotta be a good movie, it's gotta be a funny movie, and it's gotta make people think 'Hey, I couldn't have spent my time any better.' ("Larry Crowne" interview)  
  • "The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided to."  
  • "Some people go to bed at night thinking, "That was a good day." I am one of those who worries and asks, "How did I screw up today?" (Sunday Times magazine interview)
  • "E-mail is far more convenient than the telephone, as far as I'm concerned. I would throw my phone away if I could get away with it." 
  • "I love what I do for a living, it's the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don't truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I'm always trying to balance that with what is really important."  
  • "My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important."  
  • "Prior to Saving Private Ryan I never worked with men. I was always working with some babe, and it was always about falling in love, and it just got turned around. I'm not looking for any particular kind of story. I wait until it comes across my desk."
  • "Movie-making is telling a story with the best technology at your disposal." 
  • "Eating everything you want is not that much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there’s less joy. If you can eat anything you want to, what’s the fun in eating anything you want to?" 
  • "There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while."  
  • "Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour." 
  • "If you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig." 
  • "I will entertain anything; it doesn't matter. You know, it's not obviously about the price, it's not about who, it's kind of about when and what. It's material, that's all." 
  • "I`m glad I didn`t have to fight in any war. I`m glad I didn`t have to pick up a gun. I`m glad I didn`t get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood." 

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